The United States must develop a military strategy that enshrines protecting our own country from enemies foreign and domestic.
What in the world is worth fighting for against ISIS in Iraq and Syria?
That’s the question Trump should be asking his flag officers as they make further plans.
They must remember we have our own home-grown jihadists as well as those who have illegally entered our country to contend with.
We can no longer get involved with other people’s civil wars when it comes to fighting with the savages in the Middle East and Africa.
The video below is a wake-up call and spells it out loudly.
“War is bad for everyone, with the exception of arms manufacturers.
The United States must abandon its policy to force democracy in lands where there has never been any.
Any gains made will be lost as our State Department comes up with a way to say “We Won,” when in fact our Spec/Ops soldiers, airmen Marines, and members of the Navy return shrouded in white flags, the flag of the losers.
By Jack Moore,
August, 5th, 2017
Nearly a third of territory reclaimed from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria since 2014 has been won in the past six months, due to new policies adopted by the Trump administration, a senior State Department official said Friday.
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Brett McGurk, the State Department’s senior envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition, said that steps President Trump has taken, including delegating decision-making authority down from the White House to commanders in the field, have “dramatically accelerated” gains against the militants.
Combined Islamic State losses in both countries since the group’s peak control in early 2015 total about 27,000 square miles of territory — 78 percent of militant holdings in Iraq and 58 percent in Syria. About 8,000 square miles have been reclaimed under Trump, McGurk said in a briefing for reporters.
U.S. and coalition airstrikes have been instrumental in the ground successes of the Syrian Democratic Forces, composed of Kurdish and Arab fighters.
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McGurk described extensive preparations, while emphasizing that the United States is not interested in reconstruction or nation-building. Instead, he said, U.S. and partner nations are removing mines, clearing rubble and making sure that basic services — electricity, sewage and water — are operational to allow displaced residents to return under the leadership of local councils.
“People say, ‘We want you to run the hospital, the schools.’ We say, ‘No, we’re not very good at that.’ It’s not our responsibility,” McGurk said.
Asked whether the current deterioration of relations between the United States and Russia has affected their cooperation in Syria, he said that “so far, we’ve not seen an effect on our engagement” there.
Last month, the two governments announced a cease-fire agreement in southwest Syria, where U.S.-backed opposition forces have battled the Russian-backed Syrian army of President Bashar al-Assad in an ongoing civil war.